Got a Diamondback Engine between the fenders? Let's see a photo of it with a short description:
This is the new bullet that just went into Big Red Ram.
It is a Indy aluminum wedge, Indy 572-15 CNC ported heads, Jessel rockers, Manley Rods, Weisco pistons, custom grind Bullet roller cam, Callies crank, Milodon external oil pump, Indy Bathtub intake, pair of Diamondback modified 800 CFM carbs, Moroso Vacuum Pump, Rehr Morrison Pump Regulator, and a few other trick parts. It displaces 588 cubes and I'd estimate 1000hp, and that it should take my car into the mid-high 8s -- if I want to wind it up that tight.
The above is the car the below motor is in OK -- let's see what you've got
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2010 10:02:09 GMT -6 by Old Hippie
I had this motor in Big Red Ram for two years, pulled it last year to be freshened up and to swap out the BME aluminum rods for Manleys. It is now in a 1960 Plymouth 2-door wagon that is being prepared for me to race in Nostalgia Super Stock.
It now is virtually the same specs as the engine described above -- except the rockers are TD Machine
The above is the engine being mocked up in the wagon -- which is in the process of having it's graphics laid out
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2010 9:59:37 GMT -6 by Old Hippie
Damon built this engine for me in 2003 as a 540Ci using a Mega Block, BME Rods, Weisco Pistons, Lunatti Custom Grind cam, Indy 440-1 Heads, Indy/Dove rockers, Callies crank, Indy Bathtub Intake, and a pair of Diamondback Engines prepared 800 CFM carbs.
I ran the snot out of this motor until 2008, when it was pulled in favor of a 580 ci Aluminum block motor. It was modified to a 572ci motor with a Callies crank, Weisco pistons, and Bullet Cam. Just to show you that not all of our cars are red -- this engine now resides in a black 65 Coronet that my son runs in Nostalgia Super Stock.
Post by ramcharger1964 on Mar 10, 2010 17:33:15 GMT -6
Damon and the crew at Diamondback are without a doubt the best people I have ever dealt with. While I got the runaround and treated like "small potato's" from the big name engine builders, Diamondback was different. They took the time to call me (many times) and go over in detail exactly what I wanted out of this engine and what type of setup it was going into. The result was the perfect setup for me.
We wanted a Max Wedge type engine with a little more poop than the originals, while keeping the old school look. Damon built us a 499 stroker with INDY 440-1 CNC heads (touched up by Diamondback), 12.5:1 compression (premium gas friendly) with a Max Wedge manifold topped off by a couple of Damon's specialty AFB's! The motor performed flawlessly right out of the crate should put our 64 Polara well into the 10's this summer!
Car: 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible Recreation. Color is Triple Black. This car has a 528 cubic inch Hemi w/ aluminum heads dynoed at 650ft lbs of torque and 640hp. Original dual quad setup w/ shaker scoop. Automatic727 transmission. Car has 69,000 original miles.
Owner/Driver: I have owned a 69 Road Runner conv, 70 Challenger R/T conv, all Big Block cars and We are in the Process of building a 78 Lil Red Dodge Express pickup truck into a Pro Street blown Big Block. As you can tell I like my Mopars. In Mopar we Trust.
Why Diamondback? I originally called Diamondback engines to get some advice on bigger carburetors. They were extremely helpful. Thanks a lot Diamondback engines. We definitely will be a returning customer. I chose Diamondback Engines because I seen an add in the Mopar Muscle Magazine. I figured I'd give them a try since they are true Mopar People and have the experience. I just do not trust anyone when it comes to My Mopars.
Give them a Call you definitely won't be disappointed.
Car: 69 Dodge Dart Diamond Back built 499 CI Diamondback Custom grind cam with 1050 dominator on Indy Intake. 727 Diamondback built transmission 4800 stall 8 3/4 rear with 4:30 gears. I bought the car and the team at Diamondback has been very helpful with my project. Lord knows I needed help with it, lol.
Owner/Driver: Jimmy Yarbrough, Jr. - Corpus Christi, TX. Supervisor for a construction outfit in Corpus Christi, Texas . I have always loved Mopar power. I have had a couple of cars, including a 68 and a 69 Dart. They were all big blocks.
Why Diamondback? I chose Diamondback because of the direct service and knowledge of the crew. I also feel that they do not treat you like you're just another dollar. They answered every one of my questions, not to mention: they are Mopar People!!! They got my business and will have it in the future, you should give them a call for all your engine and transmission needs. Thank you again to the entire crew at Diamondback.
Car: A Plum Crazy 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger. 440 CI .030 over , roller cam , Single Holley Avenger 770 CFM on top of a Holley Street Dominator intake. 727 Diamondback Engines Built Transmission 2800 Stall. Rear end 8 7/5, 489 case 3:55 Sure Grip. The car has never been on the track. I just finished a complete interior and suspension restoration including sub-frame connectors in 2006 . In 2007, I plan to get the exterior repainted plum crazy and on the track. I bought this car in 2005 in San Marcos, TX on E-bay from an owner that started the project with his son. Their big thrill was on Saturday afternoon cruise' and doing a few burn-outs.
Owner/Driver: Rick Smith / Senior Capital Equipment Sales Consultant Chemistry & Automation /Beckman Coulter Inc., covering Central and South Texas for over 24 years. We are a fortune 200 Company that manufactures and sells Laboratory Blood Analysis Instrumentation to hospitals and clinics. I have been a Mopar man all my life and after raising 2 wonderful girls and my beautiful wife's support find I now have the time to get back into my passion. Building and racing 60's & 70's Mopar's.
Why Diamondback? That would be easy, The whole team is open, honest and very knowledge about their products and services. You will find a lot of shops out there that will sell you parts. This shop will only sell you exactly what you need to accomplish your goals. They have a very high level of service & support that only comes from very experienced people. These folks are also experienced racers as well that focus a lot of attention on detail in everything they do. Just give them a call and find out for yourself. They will make you feel like family. Thanks Dallas, Damon and Dave and we will see you at the track.
Car: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport. 496 CI Chevrolet Mark IV, Single Holley 850, Powerglide Transmission and stock GM coil suspension. Best yet run to date was a 10.22 @ 132 MPH. It has had a complete frame off restoration from it's original granny driven 56000 mile car into a show wining race car. In 2007, I plan to get the car into the mid 9 second rage and hopefully racing it in the FX class. I just bought this car in 2006 from a non NSS'er named Wade Ellis and raced it the remainder of the year with the old drive train. I looked at a lot of cars and finally chose this Chevy. I hope to get this car to be the first (I believe) NSS-FX-Car with the single carburetor.
Owner/Driver. Doug Watkins is the owner of Cottman Transmissions in Missouri City, Texas and founder of Drive Train Services Inc.. This is his first full year racing and we would have to say he is enjoying the heck out of it. He gives special thanks to his pit-crew sons, Nick, Josh and Evan.
Why Diamondback? Easy, Personalized Service from experienced racers. That would just about sum it up. I could go on and mention the honesty and the quick turn-a-round service I received. I have never been sold something I didn't need. I have used other engine builders before and while I have nothing bad to say about the ones I have used, not one of them has come close to the service I receive at Diamondback. Thanks Guys and see ya at the track.
Note: While we don't advertise it, we will build a Brand X motor for those requesting it. Diamondback has built the Rat in this beautiful blue Chevelle plus a Mouse for another Chevy of Dougs'.
Car: 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury with a 557 C.I. highly experimental motor built with alot of Diamondback motor parts. 2006 was the first year we ran this combo and it ran a 9.62 @ 142 m.p.h. @ 6600 rmps. In 2007 we plan on getting the motor to work a little harder and run it in the B-FX 9.50 this shouldn't be to hard with all of the great parts I got from Diamondback
Owner/Driver: Bill bought the car in 1997 from Clay (Cutiepie) Kossuth it took about 7 mo. to put in race mode, once that was done then came the project of teaching Mitzi to drive the car. After about 2 weekends she had it down pretty good. We took turns driving. In 1999, I took home the gold at Monster Mopar. That was about my last race, neck surgery kept me from driving, so now Mitzi does all the driving and I keep the motor runin'
Why Diamondback? They're good people, they're are the type of people who won't let you down when you need them the most. That has gottin' very rare in customer relations now a days. And you can get this rare customer relations though DIAMONDBACK ENGINES......
Car: 1971 Dodge Demon with a 400 low deck worked to 521 c.i. backed by a 727 transmission. The car currently makes 800 hp (all motor) and the early shake-down runs have produced 9.84 e.t. at 139 mph. The car is all original steel and glass with the exception of the hood and deckled and only has 38,000 original miles. The car is built to run 9.20 and with some current part changes and tuning, Thanks Diamondback!!!, should get it in that range. The car is a no electronics car and will be raced in the PRO class in both the West Coast Pro Gas Association and the NHRA Summit Racing Series in Division 7.
Owner/Driver: Bill Creech purchased the Demon in December 2005 with the intent to not only get back into competitive drag racing, but to also take his children to Mel's for a burger or to attend an occasional cruise night. Says Bill, "When I was a kid, my dad had the baddest hot rod in the Inland Empire - 1970 R/T Charger - and we used to cruise it down the main street and spend time together at the drags forging a very strong bond between us and some incredible memories."
Bill is a Senior Manager at Sun Microsystems, holds an MBA from Cornell University, is married to Shelly and they have two daughters - Rachyl (12) and Taylor (9). The kids love the car and the drags, while Shelly just rolls her eyes as she deals with a husband who is capturing his past. Says Bill, "the times with my dad in his hot rod and at the track are some of my fondest memories and I'm just trying to give some of those to my kids." "Looking back, it is pretty amazing how impactful a Mopar, a corn-dog, and a Cherry Coke can be."
Why Diamondback? I buy from Diamondback Engines for one simple reason - trust. Trust is the culmination of quality, service, attitude, values, and the people that embody them and as not only a racer, but as an educated businessman, that is something I truly value. I trust the people at Diamondback Engines - with my race car and with my business and I will continue to look to Diamondback Engines in the future.
I bought this car in 2001 for $300 and had to drag it up onto my trailer out of the mud; it was knocking on death's door. 2 yrs later it was at the track turning low 12's. Currently, after multiple upgrades, it runs high 10's. With the help from Dave and Damon @ Diamondback engines, I'll be looking for low 10's or high 9's in '07.
451, Indy 440 EZ-1 heads, 1050 Dominator, Lunati solid with 267/271 duration @ .050 and 610/620 lift, Comp Pro Magnum rockers, 4.56 gears, 35 spline Mosers, 1350 series U-joints, 29.5x 11.5 Phoenix slicks, 8" PTC 5000 stall, ladder bars with SS springs and floaters.
It features a 10pt cage, fiberglass bumpers and lift off hood, AutoMeter gauges, Meziere H2O pump, Cheetah valve body, 2" Hooker Super Comps, MSD6AL with MSD billet distributor, front and mid motor plates with engine limiters, 7qt Milodon, Hurst Q-stick.
I did all the body and engine work in my own garage.
Why Diamondback? Custom grind Lunati Cam and Lifters
Kevin and Julie Lister Taylors, SC 1991 Spitzer Hardtail
It's a 1969 383 bored .060 over, indy 440ez heads, stock bottom end and a comp 590 609 cam.It didn't come from diamondback engines as i built most of it myself, but there is alot of Fugly's brain in it. Will continue to pick his mind as much as possible. I am 99.9% sure he will supply the parts if not build the 500 inch that goes in it next. 5.66 et , 120 mph, 1/8 mile.